Cumin Powder or ground cumin (also known as Jeera Powder) is made by powdering dry roasted cumin seeds in a grinder. This homemade powder might appear ordinary but it has the magical powers to completely change the taste of a drink or a dish. Cumin is a staple ingredient in most curry powders and many spice blends. It’s reserved primarily for savory recipes, like chili, stews, meat, fish, and vegetables. It contains antioxidants, Cumin seeds contain naturally occurring substances that work as antioxidants, anticancer properties, May help treat diarrhea, Helps control blood sugar, Fights bacteria and parasites, Have anti-inflammatory effect, May help lower cholesterol, Aids in weight loss……….. Cumin might slow blood clotting. Taking cumin along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Cumin seeds and cumin seeds powder should be kept in tightly-sealed glass containers in a cool, dark and dry place. Ground cumin will keep fresh for about six months, while the whole seeds will stay fresh for about one year.